Wed April 17, 2013
Private Space

East Coast test rocket launch scrubbed

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A private company contracted by NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station scrubbed a Wednesday test launch of an unmanned rocket, saying cables linked to the rocket's second stage apparently detached too early in blustery winds.

The towering Antares rocket had been scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Wallops Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore when the countdown clock was halted 12 minutes before a 5 p.m. launch window was to have opened.

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Mon March 11, 2013
rocket launch

NASA launches suborbital rocket from Va. facility

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — NASA has launched a suborbital rocket from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The space agency says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched for the Department of Defense on Monday morning.

The launch originally was scheduled for Friday morning. NASA postponed it because of weather concerns.

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Thu February 21, 2013
Wallops Flight

Countdown Friday for Eastern Shore rocket test

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — NASA's Wallops Flight Facility has scheduled a rocket engine test to end the week.

The Virginian-Pilot ( ) reports that the test of the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket engine is scheduled between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

The test will last approximately half a minute and will be visible and audible for those in and around Wallops Island.

A demonstration flight of Antares to the International Space Station is planned for later this year.


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Wed December 19, 2012
Rocket Launch

NASA postpones Defense rocket launch in Va.

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA has postponed the launch of a suborbital rocket for the Department of Defense from the Wallops Island Facility on Virginia's Eastern shore.

The Terrier-Lynx rocket was scheduled to be launched Tuesday night. The federal space agency didn't give a release for the postponement.

NASA says it hasn't determined a new launch date.



Fri September 7, 2012
NASA Langley-Drop Test

NASA testing spacecraft's water impact in Va

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA is again testing the water impact of the Orion spacecraft at its Langley Research Center in Hampton.

The space agency says it is scheduled to test the impact of an 18,000-pound test version of the spacecraft Friday. It did similar tests last week.

Some testing began last summer to certify the Orion spacecraft for water landings. Officials say during the most recent tests Orion is being dropped vertically for the first time.

NASA says the first space-bound Orion capsule will launch on an uncrewed flight planned for 2014.

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